Skip to main content

Table 1 UPF rating of 236 summer fabrics of different fibre types

From: Protection against ultraviolet radiation by commercial summer clothing: need for standardised testing and labelling

CO 1 3 2 2 3     1   2
(n = 14)            
WO          1 2 8
(n = 11)            
LI   11 10 8 6 1      
(n = 36)            
VI 26 7 6 12 4 2 2 2 1 1 1
(n = 64)            
PA 6 1 3         6
(n = 16)            
PL 1    2   1 1   2 3 33
(n = 43)            
Blends *    2 3 2 4 3 4 3 7 24
(n = 52)            
UPF            
rating 0+ 5+ 10+ 15+ 20+ 25+ 30+ 35+ 40+ 45+ 50+
  1. CO = cotton ; WO =wool; LI =linen; VI =viscose; PA =polyamide; PL =polyester; *different mixtures of polyester, linen, viscose, and cotton fabrics